Carmela Marie Cristiano

Carmela Marie Cristiano

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Sister Carmela Marie Cristiano was an American Catholic nun of the Sisters of Charity of Saint Elizabeth, social worker and activist. She received public attention for her high profile battle with then Jersey City Mayor Thomas J. Whelan over poor conditions and corruption at a orphan ward in the city. In 1975, Sister Cristiano became the first nun to run for political office in New Jersey. She also founded two nonprofit corporations during her career. Cristiano was born to Francis and Mary Cristiano in New York City. She joined the Sisters of Charity of Saint Elizabeth, which are headquartered in Convent Station, New Jersey, in 1945. She obtained a bachelor's of science from the College of Saint Elizabeth. Cristiano began her career as a New Jersey schoolteacher for more than twenty years before entering social work. She became a social worker at the Hudson County Emergency Shelter beginning in 1968show more

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  • Paperback | 80 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 5mm | 127g
  • Ject Press
  • United States
  • English
  • 6134976369
  • 9786134976367